As our world is warming under climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense, yet the vulnerability of our wildlife to such events is poorly understood. New research from Australia’s Wet Tropics indicates that the area where maximum temperatures are survivable for the…
New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Under the Paris Agreement, New Zealand must transition toward a net-zero-emissions economy.
A new report by the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate, explores what we need to know now, in order to adapt to the drought conditions likely under future climate change.
The health of Australians is vulnerable to climate change, and policy inaction threatens lives and sees us lagging behind other high income countries, according to the authors of a major collaboration between the Medical Journal of Australia and The Lancet, published online.
There is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño developing by February 2019, although it is not expected to be a strong event, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Sea surface temperatures are already at weak El Niño levels in…
New research led by Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods has found the amount of greenhouse gas released by rivers is not being calculated accurately.
Plant scientists have observed that when levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: they thicken their leaves.
Leaf fossils discovered high in Australia’s Snowy Mountains have revealed a past history of warmer rainforest vegetation and a lack of snow, in contrast with the alpine vegetation and winter snow-covered slopes of today.
Climate change could lead to increased human exposure to heavy metals and metalloids such as mercury, arsenic and lead, as well as organic contaminants such as PFAS pollutants.